Genre: drama, romance, biography
Country: France, Belgium
Length: 131 min.
Director: Eric Barbier
Cast: Pierre Niney, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Didier Bourdon, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Catherine McCormack
In partnership with The Institut Français in Russia.
The expert on Central and Eastern Europe at Unifrance, Joël Chapron, will introduce the film.
Romain Gary, born Roman Kacew, a French novelist, diplomat, film director, World War II aviator of Jewish origin, and the only author who won the Prix Goncourt for two times, recalls his youth in Lithuania, his exodus with his family to the south of France to escape the consequences of the arrival to power of Hitler in Germany and his career in the French Air Force.
Awards and festivals:
César Award nomination – Best Actress, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Costume Design, Best Production Design
Lumiere Award nomination – Best Actress
Jerusalem Film Festival – participation